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Pulso Exhibition

Arte de la Américas / Art of the Americas

October 30, 2013 6:00 pm –December 4, 2013 5:00 pm

Recepción de Apertura: 30 octubre 2013, 6pm – 9pm

Opening Reception: October 30 2013, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Pulso, ubicado entre The Fed Galleries de KCAD y Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), tiene sus raíces en la exploración de las formas en que los límites regionales afectan la percepción del arte. Anque los artistas que participan tienen sus origenes en Latino América esta presentación en colaboración esta libre de las limitaciones localistas permitiendo que la diversidad de los medios y los temas pongan en duda los pre-conceptos del arte contemporáneo mientras resfuerza y fortalece el diálogo entre los artistas locales en el contexto del mundo globalizado.

Spanning between KCAD and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Pulso is rooted in an exploration of the ways in which regional boundaries affect the perception of art. While the artists involved all have ties to Latin America, this collaborative exhibition frees itself from the confines of such labels by allowing the diversity of medium and subject matter to challenge cultural preconceptions of contemporary art and strengthen the dialogue among artists, both locally and globally.
For further information on lectures, workshops, demos, and other events, please visit our websites at kcad.edu/galleries and uica.org


Curatorial Statement

Pulso: Art of the Americas exemplifies a diverse group of artists who position themselves within the broadest developments of contemporary art.

All over the world, including in the United States, we still identify groups with color assignments, and the residue of colonial labels remains. The artists in this exhibition might identify themselves with one, many, or none of the labels assigned to them, like Latino, Mestizo, or American. They challenge the clichés surrounding the art of the Americas by exploring a wide range of media and themes.

It is impossible for an exhibition to represent the entire spectrum of art that exists in the Americas, let alone alleviate the underrepresentation of Latino art and artists in mainstream US exhibitions. However, the responsibility for exploring and assessing the complexities of Latino art belongs to the institutions whose missions are to educate, challenge and question contemporary art of the United States and the Americas.

Pulso is the continuous beat of the heart. The work of these artists represents the rhythm of their travels, pulsating with the life of the Americas. We invite viewers to engage in constructive dialogues with this immense array of talent, this art of the Americas.

    Salvador Jiménez Flores
    UICA Guest Curator
    Community Arts Advocate
    Kendall College of Art & Design
    Artists being featured at KCAD:
  • Carlos Aceves
  • Carlos Barberena
  • Mandy Cano Villalobos
  • Javier Chavira
  • Nacho Chincoya
  • Miguel Cortez
  • Edith García
  • Sergio Gomez
  • Alynn Guerra
  • Las Hermanas Iglesias
  • Nicole Marroquín
  • Gretchen Minnhaar
  • Esteban de Valle
  • Margaret Vega
    Artists being featured at UICA:
  • Saul Aguirre
  • Adriana Baltazar
  • Felipe Baeza
  • Juan Angel Chávez
  • Hugo Claudin
  • Salvador Jiménez Flores
  • Eric García
  • María Gaspar
  • Gerardo Hacer
  • Ulises Matamoros Ascención
  • Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz
  • Marcos Raya
  • Ricardo Santos Hernández
  • Gabriel Villa

The Fed Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Special Extended Pulso/Pulse exhibition hours:
Thursdays: 10:00am - 9:00 pm

UICA Gallery Hours:

Tuesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm












The exhibition catalog may be viewed at the link below:
Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.